Seahawks add guard Pitts

Updated: July 29, 2010, 3:53 PM ET
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RENTON, Wash. -- Free-agent guard Chester Pitts has agreed with the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year contract on the eve of training camp.

The deal could be worth $2 million if he meets his playing time incentives, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

The team announced the deal earlier in the day for the starter with the Houston Texans from 2002 until last season.

Seattle's first preseason practice is Saturday.

Pitts started 114 games for Houston, first as a left tackle and then in 2006 as a left guard. A second-round pick for the Texans in 2002, Pitts is rejoining former Houston line coach Alex Gibbs in Seattle.

Pitts will get a chance to start on a revamped Seahawks line. Seattle traded starting guard Rob Sims to Detroit in the offseason for defensive end Robert Henderson and a draft choice.

The Seahawks released Henderson and linebacker Anthony Heygood on Thursday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.